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Ex-LTTE top brass Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP was playing behind-the-scene role in the formation of a new Tamil political party, sources in Jaffna said.

“We believe that KP is behind the scene. Initially, it is going to be started as a neutral party,” they said.

The former chief arms procurer had held meetings with civil society activists in Jaffna on Sunday.

A few members of the Tamil Diaspora too had joined him during this visit which was conducted under tight security. He also had meetings with senior military officers based in the area about the   security situation. During the meeting, he had vowed to work for the good of people in the North.

“KP got emotional and broke into tears at one moment when he addressed the meeting,” they said.

Last week, he had addressed a group of lecturers attached to the Jaffna University. It is also learnt that a Sri Lankan Tamil domiciled   in the United States had arrived in the country a few days ago and mooted the idea for the formation of a new party.

KP was arrested in Malaysia in August 2009, and then brought back to Sri Lanka. Since then, he has been in the military custody. The government said in Parliament earlier that he would be produced before a court of law once investigations and inquiries were completed. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Gal Ibbaa Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:48 AM

    Ho! ho!! ho!!! , you are the man who behined the criminal activities in Jaffna recently, with the help of some top people....

    cracko Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:50 AM

    Sri Lanka amazing! What will they come up with next?

    Oh My God Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:55 AM

    KP's crocodile tears is to get around the Tamils as he is walking a tight rope.....He needs the support of the Govt and he also needs to resurrect the Tamil identity and be a leader for them to replace the Sun God.

    simple mind Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:58 AM

    Its not a case of who he supports. what calistus has said is the irony of it.

    Chandanamithrakaaka Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:59 AM

    can you do that first? What logic you need for murderers??

    Fayad Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:13 AM

    SLFP, UNP,JVP ,CP, - KP (Killer Party)

    Ramanie Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:51 PM

    Forgiving terrorists is bad! There's no GOOD in it!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:59 AM

    In any party KP is still KP. In other words, he is still an unrehabilitated LTTEer. Does that mean anything to you?

    Naleen Pradeep Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:01 AM

    This is the bigest unfortunate of All Sri Lankans

    citizen1 Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:05 AM

    It's a miracle!!

    Naleen Pradeep Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:03 AM

    They will put the name as ETTL. And the theme will be "Different but Same".

    Jagath Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:19 AM

    Hey Gota, this is too much. Remember you can not expect good things from EX_LTTE hard core traitors.

    Saradial Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:13 AM

    KP is fully qualified to become a political leader, he has experience in Smuggling, murder, etc, etc

    manmohan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:12 AM

    Sf.... SF ,.. where are you....
    Long run ... all these culprits have to pay the prize..

    what a life Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:26 AM

    Forgiving is good, but it should work on all.

    what a life Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:31 AM

    Well well it was waiting to happen.

    ONLOOKER Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:28 AM

    KP can form a political party but the Election Commissioner will not register SF's political party. Money is God.

    David Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:32 AM

    He has already registered his party under the name of LDTE (Liberation Donkey's of Tamil Eelam).

    Razor Blade Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:24 AM

    Money above justice, Wonder of Asia!.

    desilva Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:37 AM

    Next Vic President of Srilanka!

    backstreet boy Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:32 AM

    looks he has been preserved to be used as an election bait...

    Noel Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:11 AM

    Prabhakaran fought for the same status for 30 yrs and KP has achived what the prabha expected .

    Nimal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:34 AM

    This man is shedding crocodile tears. Should not be trusted. Remember yesterday was the 15th anniversary of Central Bank bombing. It is KP who provided arms for all the destruction the ruthless and barberic LTTE carried out.

    Bonda Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:24 AM

    Traitors tn the limelight Patriots in the dark cells What a Country.

    vanlose Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:42 AM

    Cry before your people and party in Colombo!
    This guy is a very good learner indeed...

    Sundar Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:43 AM

    For all you morons KP has no political ambition. He is doing what is now required in Tamil areas that is looking after the desperate Tamils effected by the war.

    Haseeb Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:50 AM

    well good comment by SL Army, keep it up, when i was small i did not believe this story but now the majority of this country has proved , My only concern is whether we should be happy or sad about it, My dear sinhalese friends pls advise me

    padma Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:57 AM

    This is sign of the latest trend …. Tunisia….Egypt ….Sudan…..SRI LANKA

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:15 PM

    Mr. Fonseka inside & KP out . Wonder of Asia.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:16 PM

    KP will teach agood lesson to MR.

    Loku Pissa Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:08 AM

    SL will be in the terrorist list very soon.

    machado Monday, 31 January 2011 11:41 PM

    Democracy for KP. Jail Term for Gen SF !!

    jt Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:08 AM

    ruwan, you are one of those people who go with the "if you are loyal to the UPFA, you are a patriot, if you dont' you are a traitor" policy... KP is a terrorist, short and simple. No one in their right minds would support him whether he pledges loyalty to the UPFA, UNP, DNA or anything else

    Kiribanda Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:05 AM

    KP Sir,

    Can you please issue me just only a one thouseng dollars cheque so I ll keep quiet and forget your arms deal that killed most our Sinhaleese. We give pardon to you as you are an innocent(whealthy) Gent


    Kari Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:50 AM

    What happend to all allegations filed against him? What a country we are living in!!!

    Siri Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:31 AM

    And, you are doing just the opposite.

    w.g.ll Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:33 AM

    General in the prison KP in parliament

    N.B.M.Arachchi Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:34 AM

    Now he can comfortably spend tiger money...Irrespective of natinalities or parties all the leaders follow same path infront of public.

    TMA Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:20 PM

    Haha! Ryan in ur dreams. If those ppl R not happy with da govt. they'll vote against it. No electon rigging there

    Punciappu Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:36 AM

    Terrorist Can form a political party

    But, army commander cannot form a party after resign from the post.

    What is the logic behind this?

    zorro Tuesday, 01 February 2011 01:55 PM

    bring up the charges and bring him before justice. Once he gets elected into an legislative body he will get the immunity. It will be the biggest betrayal on all Sri Lankans!

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:11 PM

    past is immaterial --Angulimala to 'Nivana': -- Devdat to hell

    Machado, what is important is present-

    TMA Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:09 AM

    The logic is simple. All Uhav 2 do is wait & C till he gets a ministry. Any fool can understand that he's a potential govt. supporter

    Calm Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:10 AM

    The ruling party's politics stinks to high heaven. A traitor to the country KP is aided and abetted by the government to form a political party to compensate for the rejections of their candidates for the LG polls. The General who dared bullets at the war front and won the North back for the country is jailed. To be in power they are prepared to do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. To say the least about them A SHAMELESS BUNCH.

    TMA Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:11 AM

    Not only Tamil parties, but against the whole country

    Phil Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:14 AM

    Jesus had 12 deciples. One of them was a "great "accountant.

    He never formed a party but comitted suicide.

    Good Tamil citizen Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:35 AM

    Agree 'Ceylon' - Good could not yet manage to save tamils, this is the latest proof - one after one disaster! If he can be released, why not release those so called suspects only 'of bomb blasts' etc----Only Mp Ranga was talking to Gov regards to their release from 'Magazin',, TNA says lots of things ..'presioner relese' talks r on with President - we know no such talks ever happen - only election propogandas!

    bale Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:35 AM

    this is not a deal with supporting party. this is a problem of entire country. we all know about KP. why he is not commited for past war crimes?why he is not in a jail? what is going on with hidden agendas.. we should be alert as nation...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:29 AM

    Obviously, a political party affiliated to the UPFA and then a Ministerial post for KP. The saga continues for the entertainment of the general public,

    tsunami hora Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:42 PM

    Next SRI LANKAN president KP......Suba anagathayak

    Percy Mandawala Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:49 AM

    What about the charges against him as former LTTE No.2.
    whilst smaller cadres are suffering in jails. Are those charges dropped? If so, on what basis?

    adahan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:02 AM

    The re-doing ot the Ltte in an official manner.

    meranchi Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:12 AM

    Change stripe or change the jungle... make suaver will not re group

    Puran appu Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:13 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    MK Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:02 AM

    Because this is so called 'SRI LANKA'

    koplar Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:34 AM

    hehehe wht a joke
    a terrorist can start a political party in sri lanka.
    can we let him to start it ah??

    Ranjan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:31 AM

    KP has all the financial resources to avoid being accused for any LTTE involvement. That is why he is at liberty to go to Jaffna, and speak with the people, and also get Army protection. IF he was a suspect will he be able to do all these??.

    doha boy Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:11 AM

    I Agree with Padma...... the way its happening in sri lanka, people might have to get in to the streets to win their needs and protect the DEMOCRACY IN SRI LANKA which is dying fast...

    Balasingham Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:39 AM

    Release all LTTE detainess in jails to get the membership of his party....or jail him with others...

    Southern putha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:34 PM

    We must be absolutely crazy to let this terrorist on the loose. This is a prelude to another LTTE in the making.

    Dee Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:44 AM

    Another cabinet minister???

    koplar Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:49 AM


    Thas Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:19 AM

    thara, you are absolutly right to the point. WHAT A COUNTRY - WELLSAID

    A to Z Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:54 AM

    fully agree with you Balasingham, the law should equal to everyone in this country, no matter rich or poor, tamil or sinhalese.
    sadly "Money Talks"

    Ceylon Tuesday, 01 February 2011 04:01 AM

    It is sad to see tamil fates are depends on some karun, Dogulas, and now KP.
    God only needs to safe guard tamils.

    Ryan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:27 AM

    Add USA, UK , Germany, Italy, Spain to the list

    Ryan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:27 AM

    There is no General

    General Tuesday, 01 February 2011 04:08 PM

    If past is immaterial why does the govt keep asking for votes just cause they won the war. Isn't that too in the past then?

    Ruwan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 04:03 AM

    if its an opposition party, u r supporting it, if its supporting govt, u r against it...
    can you pls explain your logic...

    theepan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:52 AM

    Good to see the people are slowly waking up to finding the reallity. 2 years ago i said this.

    theepan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:56 AM


    Oyage Sudu Kella Tuesday, 01 February 2011 04:36 AM

    Good good KP. Politics is a maaaaara business now. Btw what is the name of the new puli party ?

    Lion Tuesday, 01 February 2011 04:57 AM

    are you also on the Tiger payroll?

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:01 AM

    do you justify this cynicism of all those blood our soldiers laid down to protect our motherland?

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:03 AM

    oya enne eliyata

    Idiot Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:00 AM

    This is conspiracy of MR against Tamil parties.

    doha boy Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:14 AM

    May God Bless Mother Lanka.

    doha boy Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:38 AM

    Miracle of Asia

    Yuri Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:28 PM

    KP why dont you go to Hell.... feel like to vomit even see your picture...

    suganth Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:35 PM

    logic is simple: you ware with us or against us!

    lankaputha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 05:31 AM

    Think you already forgot that Karuna is a Minister, and TMVP leader is the President of Eastern province. Sinhalya's remember the things only for two weeks

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